I had this weird dream. I was in my room in that dream with a companion. She guided me through this "door". A rather small, rectangular opening floating in midair.
You won't be able to get through the door standing, You either have to get through it head first or feet first or crawling. We got across and found ourselves back in our room but this time, it's different. It felt weird. When I opened the door of my room, it led to another place I'm familiar with but far away, like 100 miles away from my actual room and it was night in that place and peaceful and quiet. Quite pleasant to say the least.
It did some exploring with my companion and then felt like going back and got back to my room. The small door is now semi-invisible. There's some sort of an outline around it to let us know it's still there. Otherwise, it's completely transparent/invisible. We attempted to get across this door to get back.
As I got closer to this door, I started to see some shimmering at the door and no longer completely invisible. Then the shimmering started looking like the familiar objects in my room. Finally, we got across the door and immediately, I woke up from the dream.
It was a very short dream. Only 30 minutes had passed. Quite interesting nonetheless.
It wasn't the first time I had a dream like this. The firs time I was also with a companion, an old man who was telling me the world I think is real isn't real. He knocked me awake and then I got up fully awake, went around my room, took a sip of water, went to the bathroom and back to my room and went back to sleep and found the old man again in my dream continuing our conversation about reality and what's not.
There has been a lot of speculation lately about the origin of the Palestinians. Some say they are of the Arabs. Some say the have descended from the Philistines. Some say they are descendants of the mysterious 'Sea People', pirates that ravaged the Levant coast at the end of the Bronze age. What say you?
Notice: Your answers should cite sources and propose a plausible progenitor. (Absent that, it should be funny)
Henry Kissinger, a controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner and diplomatic powerhouse whose service under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy, died on Wednesday at age 100, Kissinger Associates Inc said in a statement. Kissinger had been active past his centenary...
Excerpts from Liz Cheney's forth coming book "Oath and Honor" as reported by CNN:
“So strong is the lure of power that men and women who had once seemed reasonable and responsible were suddenly willing to violate their oath to the Constitution out of political expediency and loyalty to Donald Trump,” Cheney writes.
Cheney reveals for the first time that McCarthy told her just two days after Election Day that he had talked to Trump and that Trump acknowledged he had lost the 2020 election.
“He knows it’s over,” McCarthy said, according to the book. “He needs to go through all the stages of grief.” Cheney writes that she thought to herself, those stages of grief “seemed to involve tweeting in all caps.”
When the California Republican went on Fox News that same day and said, “President Trump won this election,” Cheney writes, “McCarthy knew that what he was saying was not true.”
Cheney also calls out Johnson, whose rise to the speakership came after Cheney had finished her book. Cheney recounts how Johnson pressured Republican members to support an amicus brief to throw out the election results from four states Trump had lost.
“When I confronted him with the flaws in his legal arguments,” Cheney writes, “Johnson would often concede, or say something to the effect of, ‘We just need to do this one last thing for Trump.’”
PHOENIX — Two Republican members of a county election board in southern Arizona were indicted by a state grand jury this week for allegedly flouting last year’s deadline to formally accept the results of the November 2022 midterm election.
Arizona Attorney Kris Mayes (D) on Wednesday announced the felony indictments of Cochise County supervisors Peggy Judd and Terry Thomas “Tom” Crosby. The two are charged with interference with an election officer and conspiracy. Neither responded to requests for comment.
The indictment alleges that the two knowingly interfered with the secretary of state’s ability to finish the statewide canvass for the election by delaying a vote to formally accept their county’s votes during the time period required by state law.
Pleasure to meet you all. I've only been a practicing Christian for about two years and have gotten myself baptized last year. So I'm not quite as experienced with Christian living as most of you here I imagine. Still, I'm grateful I found this place.
Whenever I'm not working or going to church, I like to write, read, listen to music on long walks, and play video games.
GOP lawmakers and more blamed Bidenomics while reacting to an analysis that found the typical American household would need an "extra $11,434" to afford the basics.
Republican lawmakers and more called out President Biden and his administration on Wednesday while reacting to a new report that found Americans need an extra $11,400 just to afford the basics, pointing to the president's economic policies and his "Bidenomics" message.
Several Republican lawmakers posted to social media on Wednesday, blaming Biden's economic policies following a report from CBS News, citing a recent analysis by Republican members of the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee, which found that a typical American household would need an "extra $11,434 to maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed in January of 2021."
The analysis found that it might be worse on a state-by-state basis. For example, in Colorado, the average American household must spend an extra $15,000 per year to afford the same standard of living they had in 2021.
CBS reported that the numbers reflect the increased cost of basic goods, despite other positive economic measures, such as the jobless rate being at a two-decade low.
Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz., said "Bidenomics" was a "huge tax" on Americans and added that the "D.C. Swamp is ruining this country for future generations."
Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck sounded the alarm about the numbers from his state, noting that it was "even higher."
Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-KY., in a post on social media on Wednesday, said Americans deserved better, adding, "this is the real Bidenomics in action."
Americans are spending an additional $11,400 and Kentuckians are spending an additional $9,784 every year to keep up with the same standard of living they enjoyed before Joe Biden took office. This is the real Bidenomics in action. You deserve better.
I need prayer because for the last few months I've been having trust issues in the relationship. I know my wife loves me and we spend most of our time together outside of work. However, an incident happened that should be a small thing and I've let it grow into something that it shouldn't be and it's blossoming mistrust in me. I've been praying and in the last few months have been getting closer and closer to God. He has taken so many of bad ways away from me but this one of mistrust continues to linger and it hurts.
I'll say the incident: ( I know this is long and I hope someone here has the time to read most of it and give me advice )
Earlier this year my wife got a new job where she become close with many of her male co-workers. I've never had a problem with her telling me all the fun things they did on the job or talking to them and I still trusted her 100% in our relationship at this point. I have a second phone that I use for my side business and I let her use it often to use social media. I never thought anything about it and I've never opened any of her applications she installed on my work phone. But one day I saw one of her co workers and eventually he was an ex-co worker because she only was there 3 months, say to her how much he missed seeing her. This same type of message popped up quite a bit and I swiped it away ignoring it. But one day I message popped up that I couldn't swipe away it said, "Don't tell your husband but lets go to lunch together soon" she replied "at 12". Now, I wouldn't have cared if it wasn't for the "DONT TELL YOUR HUSBAND" part and she then told him what time she goes for lunch.
I asked her about it and told her that I saw that message and I was curious what it was about and why he said it that way. She assured me it was nothing and that she didn't remember telling him a lunch time. she said He was a bit flirtatious at work and she always told him she was married and nothing was ever going to happen because she loved me. But she said he was a good friend while she was there and she would have told me if she was planning to go to lunch with him if it did ever happen. She then became was rather upset with me and she said that I don't trust her anymore then went to her room. I told her I only brought it up because I was uncomfortable with what he said about "Not telling your husband" She then told me later she blocked him. I told her okay and that I apologize but it just made me uncomfortable with that wording.
I tried at that point to remove any apps that would be on my work phone that she was logged into so I wouldn't have to see notifications that are meant for her. I found out later that I didn't remove all the apps but she confirmed that she did block him from Facebook. Well I missed removing one app that I didn't see and I saw him reach out to her again on the notifications from the lock screen and she talked to him but it was short responses. I told myself I'm going to trust her so I deleted that app and I didn't bring the topic back up. But it kept bothering me. So I asked her if she blocked him like she had said. She said "oh yeah I blocked him and I chose you over him" Again, the word choice made me super uneasy. I messed up at this point by not confronting her about that I saw him reach back out before I deleted that last app. I kept it in and to myself for awhile but I let it grow mistrust in me.
I eventually let it build up and I prayed about it. I felt God pushing me to tell her because the mistrust building up in me was not healthy for our relationship. So a week ago I told her that I thought she lied to be about talking to him after she told me she blocked him. She said that I only asked if I blocked him from Facebook and she did block him from there. She then said if he did reach out to me I don't remember him doing saying a lot and I probably didn't respond much. She then said that if I had seen some of the messages before deleting the app then I would realize that she gave him short responses and wasn't engaging in much conversation. This did align with what I saw from the notification before deleting the last app. But the she assured me he was getting annoying with his messages to the point she made sure to block him on that app as well. However, this week I found this was a lie because their accounts are still following each other. So, my mistrust has spiked again because why would she say she blocked him and give me that story about how annoying he was but she hasn't really blocked him. It's not even about this guy. Honestly, I don't think she'd ever cheat on me but I don't understand the deception.
Things to know:
We spend most of our time together outside of work.
We are very close to family together.
We just moved into a new house together
We've discussed future kids together.
She still tells me she loves me and sometimes even gives me surprise gifts
She tells me her ideas about future plans holidays and birthdays.
From this perspective alone I should know that my mind is playing tricks on me and I should just move on from all of this.
First I know this is on me. I need to pray about my insecurities and trust issues. I just need some advice and I don't know what to do.
Please pray for this woman and everyone like here who believes "good people" go to Heaven. It would seem she is on the cusp of eternity without Christ and very close to finding out that Hell is packed full of "good" people. So sad to see so many believe they can work their way into Heaven.
The contract the company I work for has, where I been at for several years, ends Nov 30th. I don't know if there's another place for me to go to, or what it will be like, or what kind of a commute it will be. So I'd appreciate a little prayer that I'll get a position at a good place that's not too far away and won't experience a layoff in the meantime. Thanks. - Brian
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Public Health Collaboration hosted Dr. Zoe Harcombe PhD, who was a vegan/vegetarian for 20 years, to talk about this topic.
The content of the video:
1. What is veganism
2. If science supports that its a better nutrition - no.
3. The Game changers Netflix documentary review
4. Is veganism better for animals - no.
5. Is veganism better for our planet - no.
6. Who is behind veganism.
Palestinian Christian leaders across denominations in the West Bank city decided last week that they will forgo all festivities this year as a mark of solidarity with their brethren in Gaza. There will be no public celebrations, no twinkling Christmas lights and no decorated tree in Manger Square — not as long, they say, as a state of war reigns over the embattled Gaza Strip, and the majority of its residents cope with Israeli bombardments, the devastation of their homes and a spiraling humanitarian crisis.
“This is madness,” Munther Isaac, pastor of Bethlehem’s Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church, told me. “This has become a genocide with 1.7 million people displaced.”
On Tuesday afternoon, the delegation [of Palestinian Christian leaders] went to the White House and delivered a letter [supporting a full-scale cease-fire] for President Biden signed by the leaders of the Christian community in Bethlehem, including Isaac’s Protestant denomination and his Orthodox, Armenian and Catholic counterparts.
There are roughly fewer than 1,000 Christians in Gaza, who have lived there without much problem despite the de facto takeover of the territory in 2007 by Hamas. But Israeli airstrikes destroyed or damaged almost all the community’s homes in Gaza City while also hitting Gaza’s oldest active church, where some were sheltering. “The vast majority of the Christian community in Gaza are now homeless,” Isaac said.
The delegation’s members condemned Hamas’s actions and deplored its killing of innocent civilians and abduction of hostages. But “[Y]ou cannot just ... give a green light for Israel to do what it’s doing right now, which goes way beyond, which is a revenge campaign.”
Jack Sara, president of Bethlehem Bible College, pointed to how the plight of Palestinian Christians doesn’t seem to be heard by many U.S. evangelicals, who see in muscular Jewish supremacy over the Holy Land a pathway for their own messianic vision.
A co-founder of the Students for Trump supporter group was arrested last week on domestic violence charges in North Carolina, according to court documents. Ryan Fournier, who co-founded the organiz…
>> Ryan Fournier, who co-founded the organization as a Campbell University student in 2016 and now leads conservative activist group Radical Alert, was charged with assault of a woman and assault with a deadly weapon after an incident last Tuesday.
According to court records, Fournier grabbed his girlfriend by the arm and hit her in the head with a handgun. <<
A fraud trial clerk exposed herself to vile messages through her partisan politics, Trump's lawyers said.
In their filing Monday, Trump's attorneys said that Greenfield "allowed herself to be voluntarily photographed, videotaped, and identified by name in the national and international media, despite the prior existence of purported security concerns."
"Additionally, the purported security concerns are disingenuous given the Principal Law Clerk's voluntary public, partisan posts and political activities and her insistence in remaining as a constant and unprecedented presence on the bench, allowing herself to be filmed and then viewed by an audience of millions since the underlying, extraordinarily high-profile trial commenced," Trump's legal team wrote.
Her workspace is literally in the courtroom at the bench beside the judge. That's where she's supposed to be doing her job. These people are insane.
I don't know what's going on, honestly. It feels like I'm going insane. I have this feeling that something "bad" is around me, it's making my anxiety shoot up. I'm 100% certain it's the Lamictal medication I'm on, but if you have the time please pray for me that this feeling or whatever it is goes away.
SCRIPTURE: Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question: “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Only God is truly good. But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honor your father and mother.” The man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.” When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich. When Jesus saw this, he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God! In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” Those who heard this said, “Then who in the world can be saved?” He replied, “What is impossible for people is possible with God.” Peter said, “We’ve left our homes to follow you.” “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, 30 will be repaid many times over in this life, and will have eternal life in the world to come.”
LESSON: What an interesting discourse. For us to appreciate this, we need to understand what eternal life really is. The Lord Jesus describes eternal life in John 17.3: Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. In this context, the word "know" goes beyond mere mental knowledge or agreement. It signifies a profound intimacy or connection (e.g., Adam knew his wife, referring to intimacy and intercourse beyond mental knowledge) - where we actively seek to align our wills, desires, minds, and emotions with God and the Lord Jesus, and only in the place of discipleship can this be achieved. This intimacy with God leads to an osmosis of spiritual substance (divine virtue, wisdom, power, and attributes) from God to us, as we become ONE with God (the same way the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit are ONE). Therefore, eternal life is not just living forever with God but sharing in the divine attributes that make God God! This will eventually lead to us living forever with God. Romans 2.7 highlights this too: "He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory, honor, and immortality that God offers." This requires consistency, and only in the place of discipleship can we continually keep seeking after the glory, honor, and immortality that only come from God. That's the call the Lord made to the rich young ruler, but in order to walk this path faithfully, one must get rid of any encumbrances. This is the part that many of us struggle to accept. The young, wealthy ruler left feeling sad because he was not willing to part (temporarily) with his possessions, which were an encumbrance in the short run. The Lord would have repaid him a hundredfold in the future, once they no longer posed a threat to his divine destiny (verses 29-30).
PRAYER: Teach us to let go and let God... for God is faithful!
I wanted to share how some people see the world. I am talking physically. These people see faces in real physical things. I will use paintings that do a great job of portraying how these people see the world.
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